One-day International (ODI) cricket is beyond sensationalism; it’s more about being pragmatic in approach. Before talking about the most centuries in ODI cricket, the day-long format has had entertained the spectators worldwide. It has always been an exciting limited-overs competition to allow fans–to vouch for the favourite teams respectively apart from witnessing the ODI century list.
Earlier, the ODI cricket comprised of 60 overs per innings. However, when the world governing body International Cricket Council (ICC) established the new rules and regulations, it eventually saw some uniformity as 50 overs per side had emerged as a norm.
It’s pertinent to mention, as many as 12 Test-playing nationals are the Full-time members of the Dubai-based board. As many as four teams were granted a temporary status in the limited-overs leg which includes the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
To be precise, the coveted ICC’s events had been icing on the cake. With the wrestling of top-notch teams, ace players have had risen their bar to become standout performers.
However, coming back to most hundreds in ODI cricket, once again, Tendulkar is toping, yet another blockbuster list after retiring from the ODIs, way back in 2012. Such is his legacy.
While taking a close look at the top 10 list, three Indians have made it to the list, and current Indian National Cricket Team skipper Virat Kohli is in a race to catch none other than his idol Tendulkar.
Interestingly, three Sri Lankan retired cricketers are featuring on the list. Moreover, there’re two players from South Africa and one each from Australia and the Windies on the top ten list.
Here’s the list of top ten players with most centuries in ODI cricket:
- Sachin Tendulkar:
Sachin Tendulkar’s ODI career spanned over 23 years which further saw him breaking and then setting up multiple records, that too, one after another. And there lies some satisfaction while reaching to that pinnacle in particular.
In record-setting 463 ODIs, Tendulkar amassed staggering 18,426 runs in 452 innings at an average of 44.83. Further, he tops the list of most centuries in ODI cricket with 49 tons.
The former Indian batsman further racked up 96 fifties. Similarly, he smashed 2016 fours and 195 sixes during his entire ODI career.
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